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Occupational Employment Statistics


43-5021 Couriers and Messengers

Pick up and deliver messages, documents, packages, and other items between offices or departments within an establishment or directly to other business concerns, traveling by foot, bicycle, motorcycle, automobile, or public conveyance. Excludes "Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers" (53-3033).

Geography Click link for Career Profile EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Northeast Minnesota 103$17.28/hr$12.92/hr$15.05/hr$17.83/hr$18.00/hr$21.19/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Trade, Transportation and Utilities100$16.68/hr
Financial Activities20$20.66/hr
Professional and Business Services130$18.18/hr
Education and Health Services330$19.35/hr
Other ServicesN/AN/A
Public AdministrationN/AN/A
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Rochester MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Northeast Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Northeast Minnesota 10$17.83/hr-16.4%
St Cloud MN MSA 20$16.70/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 30$15.49/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 30$15.55/hrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 30$18.47/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 30$19.46/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 30$18.47/hr-16.5%
Southwest Balance of State 40N/AN/A
Central Minnesota 60$17.95/hr-3.4%
Southwest Minnesota 70$17.54/hr-0.7%
Southeast Minnesota 80$19.35/hrN/A
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 360$19.35/hr-5.8%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 380$19.35/hrN/A
Minnesota 630$19.34/hr-5.7%

Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Parking Attendants 1,240$15.36/hr5.5%
Light Truck Drivers 20,120$22.39/hr6.3%
Driver/Sales Workers 10,710$14.25/hr14.1%

  • Open, sort, and distribute incoming mail.
  • Load vehicles with listed goods, ensuring goods are loaded correctly and taking precautions with hazardous goods.
  • Collect, seal, and stamp outgoing mail, using postage meters and envelope sealers.
  • Deliver messages and items, such as newspapers, documents, and packages, between establishment departments and to other establishments and private homes.
  • Walk, ride bicycles, drive vehicles, or use public conveyances to reach destinations to deliver messages or materials.
  • Collect, seal, and stamp outgoing mail, using postage meters and envelope sealers.
  • Obtain signatures and payments, or arrange for recipients to make payments.
  • Perform general office or clerical work, such as filing materials, operating duplicating machines, or running errands.
  • Sort items to be delivered according to the delivery route.
  • Use telephone to deliver verbal messages.